With a sunny, fresh tomato flavor, this organic tomato passata from Bio Orto is your pantry’s new secret weapon. Hand-picked ripe tomatoes from Puglia, the “heel” of Italy’s boot, are peeled and strained to make this uncooked puree, which is packed in glass jars so no tinny aftertaste can ruin their fresh, vibrant flavor. Tomatoes thrive in the region’s deep southern heat (the region gets, on average, 2,500 hours of sun a year!), which is tempered by cool breezes from the surrounding Mediterranean Sea. Their natural sugars are concentrated by those long hours in the sun, giving them a well-balanced flavor profile that sings with ripe sweetness and umami goodness.
Passata is not the tomato puree you may be used to; it’s made with fresh tomatoes, instead of cooked, which gives it an elegant lightness of both flavor and texture. It’s as if you had freshly grated peak-of-summer tomatoes at your fingertips all year round.
Launched in 2003 by third-generation farmers from the Passalacqua family, Bio Orto is dedicated to capturing the freshest Italian produce. A leader in organic agriculture, they grow their produce in the valleys of Gargano National Park in Puglia, on the southeastern edge of the country. This pristine landscape is the perfect home for a company dedicated to celebrating agricultural diversity while working to be better stewards of the land for future generations. From their olive oils to fruit preserves, tomatoes, sauces, and more, every ingredient is hand-picked and packed in their state-of-the-art facilities to ensure you get the best of what Italy has to offer.